Hi! Last night my girls and I took a guest and her daughter who have been staying at Lago Mar for over 10 years out on Las Olas. I could not believe it, but they had never been to the beautiful shopping and dining street located less than 10 minutes from the resort. In fact, they didn’t even know that it existed! This made the outing even more exciting.
We arrived at the Japanese Village Hibachi Steak House and were seated at our table, which was configured around the hibachi grill. The kids ordered chicken and steak with garden-fresh vegetables, which was cooked right in front of them by a very lively chef. He made a volcano out of onion rings. That was a big hit. Also, he let the kids come behind the grill and attempt to balance and flip an egg on a spatula. Before he came to cook they were served a miso soup and a salad. Their sprite was brought out in sake cups. The whole experience was very entertaining for them! The other mother and I enjoyed fresh sushi rolls since we are both always watching what we eat… The sushi was delicious.
Since it was such a beautiful evening we decided to walk down the boulevard after dinner. Las Olas is known as the jewel of Fort Lauderdale, and it is truly is. We strolled by fabulous boutiques, galleries, and specialty stores. We passed by Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream and could not resist the unbelievable smells wafting outside. They are famous for their “tuttle” products- caramel, pecan and chocolate-coated apples, pretzels, puffs, krispies, and the giant tuttle snappers and bear claws. We bought a sample of each and thought we had died and gone to heaven.
By this time it was getting late so we headed back to the resort to drop our guests off at their home away from home. I will be in touch soon…Deb